Afternoon events, Talks & lectures

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Richard III: The Image of a King

Curators from the Yorkshire Museum discuss how Richard III was portrayed to the masses in art and on coinage.

Yorkshire Museum

Tue 21 Apr

£5 / 01904 687687

Robert Colquhoun's Monotypes

Collector Davy Brown talks about the artist's monotypes.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 11 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Roman Armour

What did the Romans ever wear for us? Using evidence from archaeology and contemporary sculpture, Dr Jon Coulston explores how a Roman soldier based in Northern Britain would have dressed and what weapons he would have carried.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Thu 7 May

Free / 01382 307200

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Roman Armour McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Roman Occupation

The castle has been occupied by the Roman Army, so now's your chance to see what it was like to serve in it beyond the northern frontier.

Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01382 436916

Sir John Lister-Kaye

Celebrated naturalist and environmentalist John Lister-Kaye talks of his work at the Aigas Field Centre and his books, including the classic Song of the Rolling Earth.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Crail

Sat 27 Jun

£8 in advance, £10 on the door

Part of East Neuk Festival.

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Slavery, Politics and Poetry

Alastair Learmont talks about the remarkable career of poet and politician Robert Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore (1735–1797).

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 20 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Standing in the Flesh: Hortense J Spillers and Denise Ferreira da Silva

A conversation between the distinguished literary critic Spillers and da Silva, Professor of Ethics at Queen Mary University of London, touching on violence, the state and racism.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

£6 for Sunday pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA15.

Talk: Steven Jacobs on Raoul De Keyser's Early Works

Inverleith House is delighted to welcome art historian, Lecturer at Ghent University, and author of author of 'Raoul De Keyser: Retour 1964-2006', Steven Jacobs to discuss the exhibition at Inverleith House. Jacobs will discuss Raoul De Keyser's early works, featured in the exhibition, in the context of the artist's…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

Inverleith House

Free This event is free, however capacity is limited so please book a ticket: / 0131 248 2909

Talking Trees Storytelling

Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sun 17 May

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Those Who Refused: Conscientious Objectors In The First World War

A look at those who opted out of service and Quaker activism.

Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 18 Apr

£4 / 0191 232 6789

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Timothy Walker: On Top but Never in Control – Tales From a Small Garden

A talk from Timothy Walker, who is Director of the University of Oxford's Botanic Gardens.

Saddleworth Civic Hall

The Two Roberts: Curator's Tour

Senior curator Patrick Elliott leads a tour of the Two Roberts exhibition. Places are limited, so turn up early to avoid disappointment.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Mar

Included in exhibition admission / 0131 624 6200

Where Has All My Money Gone? Beating the Budgeting Blues with Fit Money

Free finance workshop to help you take control of your money.

Resource For London, N7

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 020 7697 4010

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 020 7697 4010

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 020 7697 4010

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Where the Wild Things Are

Talk by author Esther Woolfson on the fuzzy boundaries between wild and tame.

Cambo Estate, St Andrews

Sun 28 Jun


£5 / 01333 450054

Part of East Neuk Festival.

Wildlife of the Cairngorms

Award-winning photographer Laurie Campbell discusses the terrain and topography of the Cairngorms.

Crail Community Hall

Sat 27 Jun

£5 / 01333 451 206

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The Women Who Went to War

A talk on the development of Scottish Women's Hospitals during the Great War. A film is also shown on the subject.

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 17 Apr

£3 / 01463 237114